Advent calendar 2022 – 2 December

The second day of December we turn our heads to around 1325 and a lovely fragment. It’s a gold thread and slik embroidery in couched and satin/ brick stitch, two shields, one on each side of a helmet with helmet ornaments, on top of a black damask silk. The embroidery have faded over time but was originally probably strong yellow and blue.
We love the quirky feather plume on the top of the helmet.

The fragment was found 1910 in Strängsnäs cathedral when a bricked up window was restored.

Now in the collections of The Swedish History museum. 
More pictures here

/ Amica and Maria

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